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Kia Franklin

From blog opinion to Supreme Court opinion?

Maybe...

Josh Camson asks, Can Blogs Influence the Supreme Court?, in his blog post reviewing a law review article on the subject. According to Camson, the article cites “a trend towards citing more online sources, including blogs” and the fact that “on a recent workday [SCOTUSblog] registered over a hundred hits from an IP address registered to the Court.” The article also explores a possible ethics rule that could prevent lawyers from improperly influencing case law by "using blogs as an ex parte form of communication with the Court." Check out the full post here.

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Posted at 8:48 AM, May 15, 2009 in Civil Justice | Supreme Court
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This effect justifies the total e-discovery of the judge in any litigation.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 18, 2009 7:11 AM

uh uh--that'll just open the door for more tortdeformy arguments about the rising costs of litigation. altho some sort of standard procedure for investigating this kind of thing could be very useful in curbing unethical practices.

Posted by: Kia | May 21, 2009 4:32 PM